The 2023 Real Housewives Seasons Ranked From Worst to Best

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2023 was a great year for the Real Housewives franchise. From the return of Mary Cosby to Andy Cohen yelling at Teresa Giudice at the RHONJ reunion, there was no shortage of memorable moments. As the year winds down, let’s revisit the Bravo shows that returned in 2023.

Here are the 2023 Real Housewives seasons ranked from worst to best.

9. Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip (Season 3)


Season 3 of Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip wasn’t bad, it just paled in comparison with the other shows. The cast was a little lackluster and the drama left us feeling a little bored. After all, It was hard to compete with Dorinda Medley‘s Berkshires meltdown in Season 2.

Season 4 of RHUGT will premiere on Peacock on December 14, so there is still time for the spinoff to redeem itself in 2023.

8. Real Housewives of New York (Season 14)


Season 14 of Real Housewives of New York ushered in a new era for the beloved reality show. While the new season introduced some new fan favorites (I’m a Jessel Taank stan forever), it was missing some of the humor and chaos that “old RHONY” provided. There were more business meetings and blazers and less skinny dipping and women falling into financial ruin. Boringggg.

We’re totally willing to give “new RHONY” a second chance but Season 14 left us a little underwhelmed.

7. Real Housewives of Beverly Hill (Season 13)


Season 13 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills kicked off in October with a forgettable premiere. Overall, the season has just been a little dull. However, there is still time to turn it around. Now that Camille Grammer and Denise Richards have entered the scene, anything could happen. We’re hoping Kyle Richards’ THC dinner party helps revive RHOBH Season 13.

6. Real Housewives of Potomac (Season 8)


Season 8 of Real Housewives of Potomac premiered in November, so there may be time to turn it around. Season 8 isn’t bad. In fact, it’s quite good. But we’ve seen how amazing RHOP can be, so we’re going to be critical.

RHOP is falling into a trap that many Real Housewives shows fall victim to; it’s getting too serious. WHERE IS THE FUN! What happened to Karen Huger schooling the girls on the rules of etiquette? What happened to Robyn Dixon‘s hat line drama? THESE are the topics we want to know more about.

Season 8 is a little too dark. Also, we cannot watch the women gang up on Dr. Wendy Osefo anymore. Next!

5. Real Housewives of New Jersey (Season 13)


In many ways, Season 13 of Real Housewives of New Jersey was TV gold. However, the Giudice vs. Gorga drama is getting exhausting. It’s sad to watch a family fall apart, and this season left us feeling helpless about the future of RHONJ.

4. Real Housewives of Orange County (Season 17)


Season 17 of Real Housewives of Orange County was great mainly because they brought Tamra Judge back. RHOC is always better with Tamra. In addition, there was some decent drama, some light-hearted moments, and a few iconic quotes. Overall, we were happy with it.

3. Real Housewives of Atlanta (Season 15)


As always, Real Housewives of Atlanta delivered this year. From the fashion to the fights, every RHOA episode had us intrigued and paying attention. Bravo!

2. Real Housewives of Miami (Season 6)


Season 6 of Real Housewives of Miami premiered on Peacock on November 1. Even though there have only been a few episodes so far, the season has already solidified itself as an iconic season. RHOM Season 6 has been pure perfection, from Larsa Pippen‘s insensitive reaction to Guerdy Abraira‘s breast cancer diagnosis to Julia Lemigova revealing she’s been engaged nine times.

1. Real Housewives of Salt Lake City (Season 4)


We have no notes about Season 4 of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Every episode has been a complete joy to watch. From Meredith Mark‘s “rumors and nastiness” rant in Palm Springs to Monica Garcia‘s family drama, Season 4 belongs in the Bravo fall of fame.

Season 3 of RHOSLC was a bummer and made us wonder if the show had lost its magic. But Season 4 has reminded us what is special about the ladies of Salt Lake City Utah.